PM Dedicates HURL Sindri Fertiliser Plant To The Nation

The Prime Minister of India, Shri Narendra Modi, marked an important moment in the country’s journey to self-reliance by dedicating it. Hindustan Fertilizers and Chemicals Limited (HURL) Sindri Fertilizer Plant, Sindri, Dhanbad, Jharkhand. This inauguration is a testament to the government’s commitment to promote ‘self-reliant India’.

advancing self-reliance

  • India’s annual urea requirement is 360 lakh metric tonnes, the shortfall of which was evident in 2014 when domestic production was only 225 lakh metric tonnes.
  • Over the past decade, concerted efforts have been made Urea production increased to 310 lakh metric tonsYet addressing the deficit is urgent.
  • The inauguration of the Sindri plant is important in bridging this gap and promoting indigenous production.

reviving national assets

  • Revival of major fertilizer plants like Ramagundam, Gorakhpur, Barauni and upcoming Talcher Fertilizer Plant Exemplifies a strategic approach towards revitalizing vital national assets.
  • These initiatives collectively Target of producing 60 lakh metric tons of ureaA symbol of the country’s journey towards self-reliance.

Hindustan Fertilizers and Chemicals Limited (HURL)

  • HURL, a collaborative effort among PSUs including NTPC, IOCL, CIL and FCIL/HFCL, embodies a synergy aimed at promoting economic growth and self-reliance.
  • Sindri Plant, along with Installed capacity of 12.7 LMT per annum, Urea production began on November 5, 2022, marking a milestone in India’s industrial scenario.

Strategic Investments and Partnerships

  • Establishment of modern gas based Sindri plant Investment of Rs 8939.25 crore, Reflects important strategic partnerships and investments to realize national objectives.
  • The equity participation of NTPC, IOCL, CIL and FCIL underlines a collaborative approach towards promoting economic growth.

Regional impact and employment opportunities

  • Beyond the economic implications, the Sindri plant promises to boost regional development and employment opportunities.
  • With 450 direct and 1000 indirect job opportunities, along with the growth of MSME vendors, the sector will overall benefit from this industrial revival.

increasing agricultural productivity

  • The inauguration of the Sindri plant marks a giant leap towards ensuring adequate fertilizer supply to states like Jharkhand, West Bengal, Odisha, Chhattisgarh, Madhya Pradesh and Bihar.
  • By supporting timely access to fertilizers and extension services, the plant not only aids agricultural productivity but also catalyzes overall economic growth in the region.

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